Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has backed Team India skipper Virat Kohli to have a successful series in Australia, later in the year.
Indian batting mainstay Kohli has had a prolific previous tour of Australia in 2014 when he had scored four centuries in the four-Test matches. Kohli amassed 692 runs at an average of 86.50 during that particular series.
Aussie former speedster Lee believes that Kohli’s hunger for the runs is immense. Delhi-based star is destined to succeed in the upcoming summer of Australia. India is scheduled to play four Test matches in Australia and the 29-year-old Kohli is expected to repeat his previous tour performance.
Virat Kohli has an outstanding record in Australia:
“Kohli has a lot to prove and he will prove this year why he’s so good,” Lee told foxsports.com.au following his unveiling as a Fox Sports Cricket commentator.
“Kohli will have a massive year this year. I think he will get hundreds because I’ve never seen a guy so hungry.”
Meanwhile, Pat Cummins had taken a bold prediction that Kohli will not get a solitary hundred.
It was a brave call from Australia’s quick as Kohli has scored five centuries in the eight Test matches he has played on the Australian soil.
“My brave, bold prediction; I’d say I think Virat Kohli is not going to get a hundred and we’re going to knock them off over here,” he said at a Channel Seven function.
On the other hand, Glenn McGrath believes that Australian fast bowlers must build pressure on the Indian skipper.
McGrath hsaid that if Australia is successful in getting the better of Indian captain, then it would do them a world of good.
“I want to see Australians put pressure on Kohli and just see how he handles it,” McGrath said. “Kohli has got a bit of an aggressive attitude. But showed last time he was out here he’s not going to take a backward step. It’s going to be an interesting summer. If you get on top of them, the No.1 player and their captain, it makes the job so much easier.”